Patches for Medtronic sensor

Agraham1826

Member
Messages
21
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Insulin
Hello, I use a guardian sensor I’ve tried the not just a patch patches and also the Medtronics ones and they both really irritate my skin. The not just a patch is less irritating but still not great. Does anyone have any solutions that work for them? I never got it as much with the Libra patches but that was much less surface area.
 

Melody123

Member
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Hi @Agraham1826 I’ve recently started using sensor plasters from a company called My Sweet Stitch on Etsy. They do a good range of different plasters and really hold the G4 in place. Good luck!
 

dancer

Well-Known Member
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1,368
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Pump
I am asthmatic and spray my steroid inhaler over the site, before using the tape. It works for me. I did hear that some GPs prescribe a steroid inhaler to avoid allergic reactions in children who use cgms.
 

Tasso

Newbie
Messages
2
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Pump
I use Mefix tape, I just cut 10cmx10cm and make a cirle of it. It does not irritate my skin as Medtronics own cover does.
It last a week on me, but I also use skin tac under my sensor and Mefix. Only if whole week at work is a tropical temperatures with high humidity it maybe doesn't the whole last a week.